Space ticket part of Indian-couple divorce battle

An Indian-origin couple in the UK is having a strange divorce battle. The bone of contention between Mira Manek and her husband Ashish Thakkar is – a ticket on the futuristic first commercial flight into space on British entrepreneur Richard Branson's famed Virgin Galactic.

Mira Manek
The 33-year-old Mira Manek is a food blogger. Photo courtesy: Mira's Twitter page

Yes! Mira Manek, 33, a food blogger, is taking her husband to the UK High court to dispute his claims of having assets worth just 445,532 pounds (USD 555444.74), whereas he is reportedly a billionaire.

As per the media reports, Ashish Thakkar was the first to sign up for Branson's project of launching the first commercial flight into space. The full amount of the ticket is already paid but it remains fully refundable up until the date of the flight.

Now only the court proceedings will bring out the real story.

Ashish Thakkar, 35, a Dubai-based businessman who was born in the UK, is now the owner of Mara Group. 

Ashish married Mira in 2008 and soon separated in 2013. 

Deepti Kaul
Deepti Kaul – Senior Writer

Deepti Kaul has over a decade’s experience in journalism. She has worked with media giants like Hindustan Times, NDTV, India Today, IndiaTV and as a freelancer. She loves to write on Indians abroad, fashion, lifestyle,food, travel, showbiz, education, parenting while meeting people and experiencing different cultures.


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